Radar gun to catch texting drivers is in development
In recent years, law enforcement officials have strived to crack down on drivers who text behind the wheel, and one company is trying to make it easier for officers to catch offenders.
ComSonics, based out of Virginia, is in the process of making a radar gun-like technologies that will allow cops to detect drivers who are texting. According to Auto Evolution, the gadget uses the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cell phone.
The site says that the technology of the radar is similar to what cable repairmen use to find where cable is damaged; they basically look for frequencies leaking in a transmission.
In a story from PilotOnlline.com, it said that text messages and phone call data emit different frequencies that can be distinguished by the device ComSonics is working on.
Malcolm Mcintire, a representative from ComSonics, said the device is "close to production," but still has several hurdles to clear, including legislative approval and adoption by law enforcement.
And if you're concerned about privacy, Mcintyre says the equipment could not decrypt the information that is being transmitted by drivers.
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